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by JackFavell
May 22nd, 2009, 7:39 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: Random thoughts on Butch and the Kid and the Wild Bunch
Replies: 28
Views: 2815

Re: Random thoughts on Butch and the Kid and the Wild Bunch

Thanks for the great list, Mr. Arkadin. I can see I have my work cut out for me!

I'm laughing, because even the titles of these Ryan films scare me.... do I really have to go on this dark route? :(

I'm gonna have to watch a lot of Harry Carey, Jr. movies to get these films out of my mind......
by JackFavell
May 21st, 2009, 1:01 pm
Forum: Westerns
Topic: The Hanging Tree
Replies: 17
Views: 1891

Re: The Hanging Tree

I like Maria Schell and I think it's more a question of style.....her style does not jibe with, say, Glenn Ford's in Cimarron . Maybe Hollywood did not really know what to do with her. She always seems out of her element, because... well she IS out of her element, so usually that is what is called f...
by JackFavell
May 21st, 2009, 10:19 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: Random thoughts on Butch and the Kid and the Wild Bunch
Replies: 28
Views: 2815

Re: Random thoughts on Butch and the Kid and the Wild Bunch

Thanks guys! I realize that for most of my classic film life, I have been awfully closed minded and snobbish! Now that I have seen many of my favorites' entire filmographies, I long for something different..... Goddess, thanks for the link. It's so good to know that when I want to look into new subj...
by JackFavell
May 21st, 2009, 8:50 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: Random thoughts on Butch and the Kid and the Wild Bunch
Replies: 28
Views: 2815

Re: Random thoughts on Butch and the Kid and the Wild Bunch

Mr. Arkadin, I can tell you frankly that I have NO experience with Italian westerns aside from the occasional accidental viewing on TV, so anything I say about them should be taken with a large grain of salt.... I have always had an aversion to Robert Ryan, but this too is based on nothing substanti...
by JackFavell
May 20th, 2009, 6:28 pm
Forum: Westerns
Topic: Random thoughts on Butch and the Kid and the Wild Bunch
Replies: 28
Views: 2815

Re: Random thoughts on Butch and the Kid and the Wild Bunch

It is a good thing...a very good thing. It turned out to be a great movie. I just didn't expect the ending at all. One of the problems I have with some of the later westerns is that they turn the tables on the old westerns, which isn't necessarily a bad thing... . but when they take away something, ...
by JackFavell
May 20th, 2009, 4:55 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: John Ford's America - A Shared Humanity
Replies: 18
Views: 1908

Re: John Ford's America - A Shared Humanity

I have always loved The Informer, from the minute I first saw it. Aged 12, I think, at 2 o'clock in the morning, I stayed up to see it because it was in my sister's "50 Greatest Motion Pictures of All Time" book. I was overwhelmed. The grief and guilt Gypo feels, I felt. I thought it was a...
by JackFavell
May 20th, 2009, 4:27 pm
Forum: Westerns
Topic: The Hanging Tree
Replies: 17
Views: 1891

Re: The Hanging Tree

What a great lady! I LOVED that article, I have to go to the library again now.....
by JackFavell
May 20th, 2009, 1:56 pm
Forum: Westerns
Topic: The Hanging Tree
Replies: 17
Views: 1891

Re: The Hanging Tree

That youtube intro was just enough to get me real interested.... Ha! Your a heartbreaker, you are.... I am curious, because I thought I saw maria Schell's name in the credits. She seems to turn up in the oddest places.... westerns, British films.... I always like her, but she only recently caught my...
by JackFavell
May 20th, 2009, 9:45 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: Random thoughts on Butch and the Kid and the Wild Bunch
Replies: 28
Views: 2815

Re: Random thoughts on Butch and the Kid and the Wild Bunch

Wow.

I just watched The Great Silence. I have no words at all.
by JackFavell
May 20th, 2009, 7:26 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: Random thoughts on Butch and the Kid and the Wild Bunch
Replies: 28
Views: 2815

Re: Random thoughts on Butch and the Kid and the Wild Bunch

Already, just from that clip, it appeals to me..... the first shot of bleak but beautiful snow with a lone rider makes me quite intrigued. And that Ennio Morricone cold, snowdrop music..... This one looks super interesting....it totally got my attention. I have never heard of it, but that isn't surp...
by JackFavell
May 19th, 2009, 8:42 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: "Lost" Movies Found on YouTube
Replies: 68
Views: 37018

Re: "Lost" Movies Found on YouTube

Oh my gosh! This is a treasure trove! Thank you!
by JackFavell
May 19th, 2009, 7:48 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: Random thoughts on Butch and the Kid and the Wild Bunch
Replies: 28
Views: 2815

Re: Random thoughts on Butch and the Kid and the Wild Bunch

In reading different views about Peckinpah and watching the bonus material which I rented, I am starting to get the idea that although The Wild Bunch is the most famous of Peck's works, it is not the most representative, nor even the greatest. Maybe his life was his greatest work.... not sure...Roge...
by JackFavell
May 18th, 2009, 4:06 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: The Persuaders
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: The Persuaders

Stuart-

I have not seen this show for years, but remember it fondly. It showed in odd time slots here in the U.S., like on Saturday afternoons.

I always thought the two actors were great together, they seemed to have the same sense of humor.
by JackFavell
May 18th, 2009, 3:59 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Gilbert Roland - A Latin Performer Unbounded
Replies: 513
Views: 80168

Re: Gilbert Roland - A Latin Performer Unbounded

Lynn, I am so glad you mentioned Bullfighter and the Lady , which is one of my favorites for the extraordinary portrayal of Mexico and it's people. It has some of the most beautiful bullfighting sequences ever filmed. I love it, though, for exactly the reason you mentioned. The relationship between ...

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